Sunday 11 October Morning Service – Harvest Thanksgiving
We welcome you to join us in person at 11am for Morning Worship on Sunday 11th October, which we shall mark with our annual Harvest Thanksgiving and Cathedral Gift Day. This year we will give particular thanks to God for those who have carried us through the Coronavirus pandemic.
The preacher is the Dean's Vicar, Canon Mark Niblock. The Organist is Jack Wilson and the Belfast Cathedral Choir is conducted by the Director of Music, Matthew Owens.
Organ voluntaries will be "Eight Pieces for Musical Clocks I II" by Joseph Haydn and "Praeludium in C" BWV 531 by JS Bach. The Canticle is "Jubilate Deo in C" by James Nares, and the anthem is "Achieved is the Glorious Work" also by J Haydn.
Following guidance issued by the Northern Ireland Executive, and endorsed by the Church Leaders, all attending are to wear face coverings as they arrive and leave the cathedral, at times when social distancing will be difficult. During the service, while seated at 2 metre distance, members of the congregation are encouraged to wear face coverings. However quiet congregational hymn singing, while still wearing face coverings, is permitted and encouraged.
Please note that seating will be allocated from the front as parishioners arrive. Those who belong to the same household will be able to sit together. However those from different households will be asked to sit separately. At present the cathedral has seating for 100 worshippers. At the end of the service, after the organ voluntary, the congregation will be guided to leave from the back seats to those at the front.
Whether you are a regular member of the cathedral congregation or a visitor to our city, we welcome you to join us as we share together in prayer, scriptures, reflection and cathedral music.
For those still unable to join us in person, there will be a Live Stream of the service starting at 10.50am. Please click on Facebook "F" icon at the bottom of this webpage, or on the link immediately below for access.
A recording of the service will be placed on the telephone audio facility (028 95 320355) later in the day.
If you are following the service from home, the Order of Service can be downloaded below.